Sky Studios’ former drama boss Cameron Roach launches new scripted indie

Cameron Roach, former director of drama at Sky Studios, has launched Rope Ladder Fiction, a new UK scripted indie with a focus on nurturing new talent. The Manchester-based company, which launches with funded development from Sky Studios and BBC, will create scripted content alongside industry partners, whilst look to provide training and development opportunities to […]

Sky CEO on plans to become a ‘powerhouse creator’ & European expansion

Sky’s recently appointed CEO Dana Strong used her first public keynote today to underline plans to expand content production and increase reach across Europe. Strong, who replaced Jeremy Darroch in January, told The Royal Television Society (RTS)’s Cambridge Convention that it was “imperative” for Sky to expand its content creation strategy in the UK and […]

Sky boosts factual with bumper order & preps Sky Max drama original

European pay-TV giant Sky has just made a bumper factual order for seven new original productions across its Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky History channels, while also commissioning an original crime drama for its newly announced linear channel Sky Max. Four of the newly commissioned factual titles – all seven of which […]

Sky & Hulu partner for Pulse Films true crime doc

European pay-TV giant Sky and Disney-owned US streamer Hulu have partnered to co-produce a true crime feature documentary about a man who claims he committed murder in his sleep. The 1 x 90-minute Dead Asleep (working title), which is being produced by London-based Pulse Films, will debut on Sky Crime and streaming service NOW in […]

NBCU’s Peacock to land on Sky in Europe, marking first international expansion

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s streaming service Peacock will come to Sky customers in Europe later this year, marking the first international expansion for the US streamer that launched in mid-2020. The deal between the two Comcast-owned companies followed news that Peacock had amassed 54 million sign-ups since launch and 20 million monthly active users for the quarter. […]

UK pay-TV channel Sky One to relaunch as Sky Showcase

European media giant Sky has announced a rebrand of its flagship Sky One channel along with the launch of a new channel. The operator has announced that the Sky One channel will be replaced with a new flagship brand called Sky Showcase. Sky said that Sky Showcase will be “a linear only main event channel […]

Sky revives long-running BBC comedy panel show ‘Buzzcocks’

British comedy panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks is to return after a six year break from the screen, with a new series on Sky and streaming service NOW. The music-themed comedy show will return this autumn as an 8 x 45-minute series, plus a one-off Christmas special, produced once again by Fremantle’s Talkback label. […]

TBI Weekly: What the UK’s kids commissioners want & why

As the Children’s Media Conference comes to a close, TBI’s deputy editor Mark Layton hears from bosses at Netflix, the BBC, Sky and others to find out what’s on their programming wishlists. Kids and youth TV is in demand like never before, as global streamers vie with broadcasters for eye-catching content to differentiate their offerings. […]

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